Inspired by a new visualization of the London Underground I spotted the other day, I wrote a quick post at Motherboard about it and a few others that I find really stunning.
How Data Visualizations Are Making Public Transportation Beautiful
London (of course), New York, and San Francisco are featured, but it’s less about the cities here and more about the designers’ smart takes on visualizing transport data.
Image via Wikimedia Commons.
A Brief Catalog of Weird Things Found Buried Under Cities
With special appearances by the St. Pancras walrus bones, the Edinburgh Vaults, and lost San Francisco Gold Rush ships.
It’s been a busy few weeks – I’ve been traveling from San Francisco back home to NJ, from NJ into New York, and from New York to Portland. I haven’t had time to post everything I’ve written, so here is a greatest hits compilation from last Friday to now:
A New App Wants You to Eat Your Neighbor’s Leftover Food (from Friday)
Our Space Weather Forecasts Area About to Get Better (from Friday)
This Burka-Clad Female Superhero Will Fight the Taliban With Books (from Monday)
This weekend is the Robot Film Festival in San Francisco. There will be robot-loving drag queens, cocktails, and live performances.
I spoke with Heather Knight and Marek Michalowski, two of the roboticists behind the event. More on that here: The Robot Film Festival Hopes to Make Bots Friendlier by Telling Happier Stories